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02-03-2010, 11:25 PM
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Originally Posted by adsfan View Post
I broke one rib about 15 years ago and couldn't play soccer for 3 or 4 weeks. It hurt to breathe deeply. It hurt more getting in or out of bed! I am not a doctor, but if Franson has several fractured ribs, I would expect 4 weeks. The best thing to do with most rib fractures is to leave them alone to heal. You don't want him to puncture a lung on the ice.
Agreed. I think with the Olympic break coming up Franson will be held out until completely healed. Then he will still have a week or two to get back into shape.

It's an unfortunate injury, but really couldn't have been timed much better...

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